STOP Early Journal Content on JSTOR, Free to Anyone in the World This article is one of nearly 500,000 scholarly works digitized and made freely available to everyone in the world by JSTOR. Known as the Early Journal Content, this set of works include research articles, news, letters, and other writings published in more than 200 of the oldest leading academic journals. The works date from the mid-seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries. We encourage people to read and share the Early Journal Content openly and to tell others that this resource exists. People may post this content online or redistribute in any way for non-commercial purposes. Read more about Early Journal Content at http://about.jstor.org/participate-jstor/individuals/early- journal-content . JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary source objects. JSTOR helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform, and preserves this content for future generations. JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization that also includes Ithaka S+R and Portico. For more information about JSTOR, please contact email@example.com. Affairs of the Association 77 AFFAIRS OF THE ASSOCIATION The Texas State Historical Association held its twenty-sixth annual meeting Friday, April 21, in the main building of the University of Texas. The program consisted of a paper by E. C. Crane of Sweetwater on certain aspects of the history of west and northwest Texas since 1845; a poem entitled, "San Jacinto," by Albert Edmond Trombly of the French department of the Uni- versity of Texas; a paper on the services of the Texas Rangers in the Mexican War by W. P. Webb of the history department of the University; and a discussion led by Dr. Alex Dienst of Temple on various problems to be met in preparing and publishing a bibli- ography of Texas. Some of the notable gifts received by the association during the year are a collection of documents by and concerning Samuel P. Carson, first Secretary of State of the Republic of Texas, and a photographic copy of a portrait of Carson presented by Samuel E. Asbury of the Agricultural and Mechanical College ; three volumes of records of cattle marks and brands presented by the county commissioners of Bell County through Dr. Dienst; and a number of valuable manuscripts contributed by Mrs. W. P. Rote of San Antonio, granddaughter of that John W. Smith who served Travis as a courier from the Alamo, to whom these papers belonged. Officers elected for the following year are Mrs. A. B. Looscan of Houston, president; Dr. Alex Dienst, R. C. Crane, T. F. Har- wood of Gonzales, and Colonel Andrew J. Houston of La Porte, vice president; Professor Charles W. Ramsdell, corresponding sec- retary and treasurer ; and E. W. Winkler of Austin and Ha.rbert Davenport of Brownsville, members of the executive council. A committee was appointed to devise plans for extending the mem- bership and enlarging the work of the association, and Dr. Dienst was made chairman of a committee to promote interest in a state museum. Fourteen members of the association were elected; and the treasurer made the following report: 78 Southwestern Historical Quarterly TREASURER'S REPORT FOR THE YEAR ENDING FEB- RUARY 28, 1922 Receipts 1921-22 1920-21 Membership dues $1,099 44 $1,167 95 Sales of the Quaeteely 488 83 467 53 Sales of binding 6 15 11 25 Life memberships 110 00 180 00 Interest 363 56 344 14 Loans to the Association 200 00 Miscellaneous 5 40 21 55 Total receipts $2,073 38 $2,392 42 Disbursements Printing the Quaeteely $1,519 51 $ 917 84 Binding the Quaeteely 68 00 96 25 Clerical help 325 00 250 75 Postage 62 85 66 60 Stationery 12 00 96 00 Payment of loan, with interest 204 31 Purchase of notes 1,500 00 Miscellaneous 18 21 30 6 K Total disbursements $2,005 57 $3,163 15 Excess of receipts over disbursements $ 67 81 Balance in Austin National Bank, March 1, 1921 501 99 Balance in Austin National Bank, March 1, 1922. .$ 569 80 Delinquent membership dues amounted to approximately $600. The increased cost over the year before of printing the Quaeteely was due in part to a considerable increase of printer's rates, in part to the fact that five numbers were paid for during the year instead of the normal four. Chas. W. Ramsdell, Treasurer.